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In Memory of
Sarah Kay Phillips
July 16, 2001 - September 4, 2021

Wednesday, September 8th from 4-8 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

Thursday, September 9th 11 a.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

Fancher Cemetery

Sarah Kay Phillips, age 20. of Mt Vernon, OH passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Sarah suffered an epileptic seizure on Friday morning at the University of Cincinnati and went into cardiac arrest. The family is so appreciative of the lifesaving efforts of her sisters at Pi Beta Phi, the Cincinnati paramedics and UCMC Hospital. Sarah was surrounded and held by her family.

Sarah's passion and desire was to help the environment and other people. Sarah's gift through the Donate Life program will directly impact the lives of 75 people.

Sarah was a 2020 graduate of Northridge High School in Johnstown, OH. She was a National Honor Society Member and active in 4H and loved basketball. She loved spending time with her friends and participating in the student activities on Football Friday Nights.

Sarah had a strong love for family, childhood friends, high school friends & teammates and UC. The University of Cincinnati and Pi Beta Phi were Sarah's happy place.

Survived by her mother Sherry (Larkins) Phillips; her father Tim Phillips; older sister Megan Phillips; younger brother Clayton Phillips; her Mamaw Pat Phillips; her favorite dog Brewster; and blessed with countless aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. She is now reunited with her Papaw Harold Lee Phillips and Grammy Virginia Johnson (Richard Johnson/Darrell Larkins).

Friends may call at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, OH Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. where service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., Pastor Jason Snyder, officiating. Interment Fancher Cemetery.

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Hannah Hensley (IN Alpha Pi Beta Phi)

Sep 6, 2021

I did not know Sarah, but I learned of her passing through Pi Phi's social media. It is clear, however, that she was quite a light in this physical world. I know she will continue to be a spiritual light and guidance to you all. What a blessing it must be to know her soul! I send my deepest condolences and prayers to you all. Pi Phi Love and More


Keith & MaryJo Budd

Sep 6, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We pray that the lord has Sarah and that he lay his healing hands on your hearts.


Nathan Heinz

Sep 6, 2021

Sherry and family - I am deeply sorry for your loss and wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you all


Jana Vernese and Thomas Hutchins

Sep 7, 2021

Sherry and family, We know you are a strong faithful family. Lean on Him is all I know to say. I pray that His comfort helps you and your family stay unified and strong as you exemplify. Our deepest condolences and prayers.


Pavao Family

Sep 7, 2021

Our most sincere condolences in the loss of your sweet and beautful Sarah from the entire Pavao family.


Tina Ward

Sep 7, 2021

I am so saddened to hear about your beautiful daughter. "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:14


Pettus, David

Sep 7, 2021

My heart breaks for all of you. Deepest condolences to all during this time of grief. Prayers for peace and comfort.


Courtney Nelson

Sep 7, 2021

My deepest condolences and thoughts and prayers are with your family. She was a beautiful soul.


Paul Olson

Sep 7, 2021

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. You are all in our prayers.


Bob and Denise Piro

Sep 7, 2021

Tim, we know how much your family means to you. We are so sorrow that you lost Sarah way too soon. She may have left you physically, but she will always be there in your heart and mind. We are praying for you, Sherry and your family to help mend the emptiness you are now feeling.


Penny Proctor

Sep 7, 2021

On behalf of the Regional officers of Pi Beta Phi, we send our deepest sympathies on the loss of Sarah. She will be sorely missed by her Pi Phi sisters. Sincerely, Penny Proctor, Collegiate Regional Director Pi Beta Phi


Stan & Wendy Kolbus

Sep 7, 2021

Tim and Sherry we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family.



Sep 7, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the Phillips family! You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and give you peace. The Rivera's


Greg Murray

Sep 7, 2021

So sorry Tim, prayers for you and your family.


Sean Miller

Sep 7, 2021

My condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


The Wilkies

Sep 7, 2021

Tim and Sherry you and your family have been in our thoughts from the time we received the horrible news. Our deepest condolences we are so sorry for your loss.


Mary Dolby

Sep 7, 2021

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful daughter. Where there is great love, so heavy is the grief. I will continue to pray for all of you. God bless all of you. Mary


Bill Klein

Sep 7, 2021

Our deepest sympathies on your loss Tim. So hard to loose a child so young and vibrant. I know your family is your life passion and our hearts and prayers go out to you and Sherry and the rest of your families. In our thoughts and prayers, Bill and Julia Klein


Concord Tractor

Sep 8, 2021

Sending our most sincere sympathies to the entire Phillips family.


Tammy Chilcote

Sep 8, 2021

I feel privileged to witness and to be welcomed into such an amazing family. I have never been a part of something so pure and legit! So it is with great surprise that my heart feels. To be in the company of people who truly care is almost too much to bear as we bury your baby girl. But, I know that the road ahead will be filled with a genuine care and outpouring of love that I just cannot believe.. Your family truly has touched my heart.


Thomas Wickham

Sep 8, 2021

Tim, Sherry and family, We were so very saddened to learn of Sarah's passing. A parentÂ’s worst nightmare has been visited upon you. May God's mercy and comfort sustain you in your hour of great grief. I am unable to fathom the depth of your loss. God bless you and keep you in His loving embrace. With Deepest Sympathy, Pam and Tom Wickham


Keeno Chilafoux

Sep 8, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Tim, and we are so sorry for your loss, Sincerely, Keeno Chilafoux and Family


Ryan Tripp and family

Sep 8, 2021

Tim and sherry our thoughts and prayers are with you our hearts break for you


Dane & JoAnne Pestel

Sep 8, 2021

Our deepest condolences Tim & Sherry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.


Harbor Saw & Supply Inc.

Sep 8, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. God bless


Tracey Wiebe

Sep 8, 2021

Dear Tim and family, Our deepest condolences for the immeasurable loss of you beloved daughter. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Hugs! Tracey Wiebe and the Wiebe Family


Sean & Lori Raimbeault and friends at Team Tractor

Sep 8, 2021

Tim, Lori & I are so sorry to hear of your daughter's passing. We will pray for Sarah and your family. With our deepest condolences, Sean & Lori Raimbeault


Rick Farrington

Sep 9, 2021

Sherry,Tim and family my deepest sympathy at this devastating time and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. I will also remember and cherish the years I shared the game of basketball with Sarah! Her commitment, passion, and love for the game was contagious to all that she played with. Sarah was the ultimate teammate to all!It was my pleasure and privilege to share those times with her and the PPhillips family!!


Doug Biyd

Sep 9, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time. Deepest condolences from our family to yours. Sincerely, Doug and Sandi Boyd and family



Sep 9, 2021

Tim and family we are sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts and prayer are with you at this time of loss may God grant you and your family strength and comfort thru this journey. Allen and Jerry Hoover all your friends at Hoover Tractor


Laura Roehrenbeck

Sep 14, 2021

My husband and I met Sarah only once when we went to see our daughter Ava, her suitemate. We all went to Lunch and it was such an enjoyable time. In the brief time we talked to her we knew what a good, fun, loving person she was. I know Ava was glad to have met her and enjoyed the time they had together. I cannot imagine the heartbreak but I hope you know what a great human you had and raised for her 20 short years. She will be truly missed by all.


Allison Dunn

Sep 15, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Sarah. I didn't know Sarah, but I am a Pi Phi alum who now serves as an advisor at Bowling Green State University. While I was attending the University of Dayton, we helped Cincinnati's chapter get off the ground. They were truly a great group of women. While I didn't have the opportunity to meet Sarah, I can see her smile was infectious and she touched many lives around her. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. PPL&Mine, Allison